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17 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started My Career


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17 things I wish I had known before I started my career. A version of this was originally presented to junior- and senior-year students at the Career Planning class at Goshen College on 2 December 2014.

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17 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started My Career

  1. 17 things i wish i had known before i started my career
  2. business grad sales and marketing, 2010
  3. 2003 baker 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 factory worker college! no parents! mountain dew for breakfast! project coordinator dance teacher professional dance instructor
  4. 2009 intern 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 graduation! also, job: social media public relations e.crew internal comms account executive
  5. getting noticed
  6. nail the basics resume. linkedin. portfolio. 1
  7. 2start helping stop networking
  8. 2006 business club g internship 2009 2010 2010 2011 2012 dance fundraiser g job social media club g job opportunity young professionals g freelance work ama michiana g leadership experience e.crew g project experience, exposure
  9. Recommended Reading: Learned Optimism, Martin Seligman 3 be an optimist
  10. getting ahead
  11. 4 find a guide Recommended Reading: Leading Quietly, Joseph Badaracco, Jr.
  12. Recommended Reading: Make The Noise Go Away, Larry G. Linne 5 quiet the noise
  13. 6figure it out (but keep your boss in the loop)
  14. Recommended Reading: First Things First, Stephen Covey 7college is busy real life is busier
  15. Recommended Reading: Getting Things Done, David Allen 8 if you have more than three priorities, you have no priorities
  16. getting along
  17. 9relationships it’s all about
  18. 2003 family connection g bakery job 2004 2005 2006 2006 2007 friend g factory job supervisor g college student professor g project coordinator professor/friends g business club friend g dance teacher
  19. 2008 friends g professional dance instructor 2009 dance student g internship 2010 work relationships g social media, etc. 2010 networking g social media club 2011 networking/friends g ama michiana 2012 work relationships g e.crew
  20. Recommended Reading: The Speed of Trust, Stephen M. R. Covey 10 trust relationships are built on
  21. Recommended Reading: Sticking Points, Haydn Shaw 11 build bridges you might need them someday
  22. 12always assume the best about the other person
  23. Recommended Reading: How To Win Friends & Influence People, Dale Carnegie 13 other people take genuine interest in
  24. Recommended Reading: Listening Pays, Rick Bommelje 14 listen
  25. growing up
  26. Recommended Reading: The Willpower Instinct, Kelly McGonigal 15learn as much about yourself as you can
  27. Recommended Resources: Dave Ramsey, YNAB 16budget learn to manage a
  28. Recommended Reading: The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg 17habit make success a
  29. bonus slides
  30. Recommended Reading: Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy, WaitButWhy 18be patient
  31. Recommended Reading: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey 19important things remember the
  32. 123456789 10 nail the basics start helping be an optimist find a guide quiet the noise solve problems get a system no more than three priorities it’s all about relationships build trust 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 build bridges assume the best be interested in others listen learn about yourself learn to budget develop good habits be patient remember the important things hey, this looks great here!
  33. Edgar Diaz @diptoe